Kale has taken the health community by storm over the past year or so, and rightfully so! Like other members of the Brassica family, including broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and collards, kale is a nutritional powerhouse that boasts an abundance of antioxidants and other disease-fighting agents. And with just 35 calories per cup, it also has an extremely high nutrient density.
Health Benefits of Eating Kale :
- It’s also a great detox food to help flush out toxins from the body and keep the liver healthy and functioning well.
- Kale thrives during the cooler months when there are fewer in-season veggies available. In fact, exposure to frost actually improves its flavor!
- Kale is also high in vitamins A, C, and K, is a great anti-inflammatory food, and supports a healthy heart.
- Just one cup of kale includes over 1000% of your daily recommended vitamin K, an antioxidant that promotes bone growth and regulates blood clotting.
- A cup of kale also contains 200% of your daily recommended vitamin C and 5 grames of fiber, which is important for digestion and regularity.
- Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.
- This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.